NSN completes India's first GSM Railways project

Nokia Siemens Networks has implemented India's first GSM Railways (GSM-R) communications solution under the Mobile Train Radio Communication (MTRC) project for North Central Railways.

The company said that the solution replaces earlier communication methods with a single streamlined digital radio system, which carries directly signalling and operational information between the moving train driver, guard and train controller on ground enabling higher speeds, and greater traffic density with improved safety, security & reliability.

Under this project, Nokia Siemens Networks supplied an end-to-end GSM-R radio solution, including switching, base stations and controllers, cab radios and hand held devices.

Nokia Siemens Networks will also provide a broad range of services including network design, installation and commissioning, project management, training, operations and maintenance, network integration and as well as management of the network for one year.